After searching and reading about 50 articles, I find myself just getting more and more confused about the "RedemptionPeriod" status in whois searches. At first glance it seems that it should be straightforward- after a domain name is allowed to expire, that name is placed into "redemptionperiod" status for 30 days to give the original owner one last shot at renewing. Little did I know... Anyhow, my question is--- when a name is in that status, why do I get such differing results from various domain name availability lookups? My girlfriend finally decided on a name (yay) which shows (I think ) that it should be out of that status from the whois info below. GoDaddy's search (not that I intend to use them for the registration, but they show as the registrar of the name) shows that it is not available but it can be backordered for $18.99. Some other lookups show that it is available, and some show it taken (like A Small Orange where I would like to register it of course). Geez! Can anybody please shine some light on this? Thanks!